Cars shows (like the 2015 LA Auto Show in Los Angeles, CA that I’ll be talking about) are great because they give the public access to the newest cars to hit the market. Consumers can find out what automotive trends are hot, sit in and look around vehicles from all different makes, and directly ask companies questions about their cars without the pressure of buying at that very moment. There are also ride and drive opportunities to actually test drive cars you might be interested in.
I was invited to attend a media event with travel expenses covered. All opinions are my own.
2015 LA Auto Show — First Time Visit
Some auto makers also take advantage of these auto shows to reveal new models and concept designs (innovative test models created to show off new ideas and technology).
This is especially true at the main shows held in Detroit, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, and Geneva, Switzerland. In January, I attended the auto show in Detroit (NAIAS) for the first time and last month I visited the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show (LAAS). What a difference! I had no idea that each show has its own vibe and focus.
The LA Auto Show seemed more compact and to the point. There weren’t many dramatic special effects tied with the reveals and it seemed to be a more serious affair but there was a sense of ease. I was extremely tired the day I was exploring the show so I wasn’t able to see everything, but there was a distinct difference in how things were set up.
Featured programs from various manufacturers happened one after another. So, it seemed that there was one concentrated crowd that moved from display to display. As soon as announcements had been made and cars were shown, exhibits cleared out almost instantly. This was a much better time to check out and sit in any models you might be interested in.
2015 LA Auto Show — Reveals
So which new cars were shown at this year’s LA Auto Show? Here are a few of the new models coming to showroom. You can see a full listing of cars and concepts on the LA Auto Show site.
- 2016 Honda Civic Coupe
- 2016 Infiniti QX30
- 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Convertible
- 2016 Nissan Sentra
- 2016 Volkswagen Beetle Dune
- 2017 Buick LaCrosse
- 2017 Cadillac XT5
- 2017 Ford Escape
- 2017 GMC Canyon Denali
- 2017 Hyundai Elantra
- 2017 Kia Sportage
- 2017 Lincoln MKZ
- 2017 Mazda CX-9
- 2017 Mercedes-AMG S63 Cabriolet
- 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
Have you been waiting for any of these new cars?